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Looking For Your Best Summer Wedding

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The flowers are in bloom, there’s an air of excitement and you can sit out in the garden with a glass of Pimm’s of an evening, which only means one thing: wedding season is approaching.

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If you’re getting married this summer, you are probably surrounded by lists, mentally planning every last detail and frantically trying to arrange fittings, appointments and viewings, but have you given your wedding smile any thought? There is no greater occasion to show off a beautiful smile and no time your smile will ever come under greater scrutiny than your wedding day, with guests taking photographs and staring lovingly at you, while your photographer clicks away for the all-important close-ups.

It’s understandable to want to look your best on your wedding day; for most people, their big day is the best and most important day of their lives and you want to feel confident and happy with the way you look on your wedding day; the last thing you want is to be feeling unattractive, worrying about your smile and holding back when it comes to having your photograph taken. If you’re not happy with your smile, there are loads of cosmetic dental treatments that can help!

Popular cosmetic treatments for wedding smiles

It is becoming increasingly common for brides and grooms and members of both families to have dental work done in the run-up to the big day. Everyone wants to look and feel great and cosmetic dentistry is a sure-fire way to achieve a perfect, radiant smile. Many private dentist offer myriad cosmetic treatments to enhance the look of your smile and create a beautiful, natural look for your wedding day.

Popular treatments include tooth whitening, to give your teeth a bright, healthy look, veneers, for a flawless smile and cosmetic bonding, a simple procedure, which makes a huge difference by repairing chips and making minor adjustments to the shape of the teeth to improve the overall look.

Orthodontic treatment has also become very popular for brides and grooms and there are fast-acting treatments, which make a big difference in a short space of time. You can also have invisible and clear brace treatments, for those looking for a discreet solution.

10 Chic Ideas For A Summer Wedding Theme

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Summer is the ideal time for outdoor fun and excitement. It is also the ideal wedding season to make a vibrant statement with bold colors and unique styling. Add some effervescence to your Summer Wedding with these chic summer wedding ideas.

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1. Summer Invites

Kick off your wedding theme with save-the-dates and invitations reflecting a summery mood. Bright pops of color matching a vibrant summer palette will look great. Or, for a subtler look choose designs reflecting the season – butterflies, pretty florals and botanical designs all beautifully represent an outdoor summery affair.

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summer-wedding-invitations

2. Celebrate Outdoors

Summer is the perfect time for an outdoor ceremony and reception. Take advantage of venues situated on or near the water. Riverside receptions, beach weddings and locations with a view all have instant atmosphere. Alternatively the grounds of an elegant home can be transformed into a stunning venue. A majestic marquee or grouped outdoor tables on lush lawns make a lovely garden wedding setting. Or to really embrace summer, host a wedding luncheon or summer evening affair poolside, complete with floating candles, sun umbrellas and modern decor.

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outdoor-wedding

3. Outdoor Decorations

Outdoor Summer weddings give you plenty of scope to be creative when decorating your venue. Visualise twinkling fairy lights at a garden wedding, glowing lanterns enhancing an ocean view, or colourful rows of paper pom poms hanging from trees overhead. All of these types of decorations will give your wedding a lovely summery whimsical feel.

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summer-wedding-decorations

4. Pops of Colour

Introducing bright colors into a wedding colour palette will enhance a summer theme. Inject a burst of colour with bright coloured bridesmaid dresses or pretty bridal accessories. A bright coloured clutch or striking pair of heels instantly adds ‘wow’ factor and an element of excitement to your wedding style statement.

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Bridesmaid Clutch / Pink Wedding Shoes

5. Fan Wedding Favors

Stylish hand fans are a great idea to use as wedding favors at an outdoor wedding. Not only do they look stylish but they’ll also keep your guests cool and comfortable in the summer heat.

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Tropical Hand Fans/Pink Fan Favors

6. Pretty Parasols

Parasols at a wedding always look charming. They can be a great way of injecting a burst of colour or making a style statement for your summer theme. Use them as an alternative to your bridesmaid bouquets – not only will look fantastic, but the girls will be grateful for the shading too. Summer parasols also make for a chic guest favor particularly at a beach wedding or garden party. Group them together in an attractive basket with a note to your guests, and they will add a lovely personalized touch to your stylish decor.

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summer-wedding-parasols

7. Summer Cocktail Bar

A self-serve cocktail bar with a colorful display of bottles and garnishes gives a summer reception a stunning focal point and crowd pleasing element. Think lots of fresh fruit, cocktails sweetened with simple syrups and refreshing flavours. Mimosa’s, Bellini’s or Daiquiris are all popular choices and all look fabulously chic in pretty cocktail glasses.

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summer-wedding-cocktail-bar

8. Ice-cream Cones

Nothings says Summer more than ‘ice-cream.’ I can think of no better option on a hot summers afternoon, than to indulge in a chilled creamy cone or fruity gelato. Serving ice-cream cones at a wedding is fast becoming a popular trend which is a winner with wedding guests. For elegant modern soiree arrange for waiters to serve your guests individual cones. Or, if you’re having a relaxed outdoor bash, hire a retro ice-cream van – it’s bound to be an instant hit.

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9.  Fan Programs

Another way to include paper fans in your summer wedding is to have them double up as ceremony and wedding programs. All you do is have your guests pick up their individual fans as they arrive at the ceremony and they will stay cool and informed of the days events at the same time.

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fan-wedding-progams

10. Summer Dessert Buffet

A wonderful ending to a summer dining experience is the dessert buffet.  Laden with mouth watering desserts such as fruit and berry tarts, colourful cupcakes and sweet treats it’s a delectable delight for the eyes and the appetite.  Many weddings are adopting the dessert buffet in lieu of the traditional wedding cake or as an addition on the menu to add extra appeal to their reception. Whether featured in an inside venue or displayed outdoors, it is a Summer sweet feast for sure.

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